2011-01-06 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 19, 1961

’61 A 2.19 mile section of the former Lincoln Highway which passes through the center of Fort Loudon has been abandoned by the State Highway Department and turned over to the control of Peters Township.

Luther Gordon, McConnellsburg, celebrated his 80th birthday on January 18.

Sgt. Robert Bookheimer is a patient in the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia for observation and treatment.

Mr. and Mrs. George Fischer of Amaranth will have an open house on January 29 to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Both local banks held reorganizational meetings last week re-electing all the officers to the positions held last year, including Walter R. Sloan as president of The Fulton County National Bank and Merril W. Nace president of The First National Bank.

Melvin Reeder’s Grocery Store, W. Russell Kendall’s Feed Store, both in McConnellsburg; Todd Lynch’s Service Station, Scrub Ridge; and Gordon’s Garage at Needmore were all broken into last Tuesday and robbed of merchandise and money.

Trooper Ralph Kell of the McConnellsburg State Police substation has been chosen to ride as one of the equestrian honor guards to accompany Gov. David Lawrence in the Inaugural Parade on Friday.

Mrs. Linda Lynch, Needmore, fell and broke three ribs last week.

Clyde Brant, Forbes Road school’s highest-ranking senior FFA student, received his Keystone Farmers Degree at the Pennsylvania State Convention last week, the only student in Fulton County to attain this honor this year. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brant of Harrisonville.

A 98-acre tract of land on the Meadow Ground Mountain, deeded to John W. Greathead in 1877, is legally advertised as a Complaint in Partition to the Greathead heirs, prior to sale by Estelle S. Greathead.

Army Pvt. Charles E. Lynch, 20, of McConnellsburg, recently arrived in Darmstadt, Germany.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Reihart, Three Springs, on January 9; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Houck, Hustontown, on January 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Brown, Fort Littleton, on January 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Strait, Harrisonville, on January 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Geyer, Mc- Connellsburg, on January 11; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Miller Sr., Aspers, Pa., on January 11; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Johnson Jr., Hancock, on January 11; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Mihalick, Hustontown, on January 12; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shaw, Burnt Cabins, on January 14; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bookheimer, Hustontown, on January 14.

The historical Civil War community of Gettysburg plans a “welcome home” party for President Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie, the day after they relinquish their eight-year occupancy of the White House on January 21. The Eisenhowers will be retiring to their farm at Gettysburg.

The engagement of Alda Mae Crawford and Lee F. Lashley, both of Amaranth, is announced.

State liquor store sales reached an all-time high of more than $287 million during 1960.

Deaths: Mrs. Laura Youse, 94, of McConnellsburg; Miss Mary Ewing, Chambersburg, formerly of Fulton County; Mrs. Clarence Cutchall of McConnellsburg; Scott Leasure, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Fulton County; Edward John Hoover, Three Springs; Harry H. Wible, Clear Ridge.

Mrs. Lula Lodge, Mrs. Celia Barton, Mrs. Estella Greathead and Mrs. Charles Reeder are pictured in this issue dressed in costume and portraying outstanding personalities of former days, in a presentation given by the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the local Methodist Church.

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